I remember being in maths class, probably 14 and not really being able to see the board. I went for an eye test and then another a test and I think I was probably 15 when I started to become properly reliant on them for everything at school. From 19 onwards, I wore solely contacts and I’d wear glasses if I was in the house and if I was watching TV. I remember taking glasses out to a nightclub once because I had no contact lenses and putting the glasses on and people not recognising me at all... like completely not recognising me!
I think people were starting to talk about it Laser Eye Surgery and places like Optilase were starting to talk about it. I remember seeing some of the ads and thinking this sounds very straightforward. I started looking into it at the start the month and by the end of the month I had been in for the consultation and had already had it done. It was a really straightforward and quick process at Optilase.
I've always said the same thing to people, and I would say the same thing to younger me... just go and have a conversation and you'll know if it's right for you. It was very quick between me going to the consultation and me realising I wanted to have Laser Eye Surgery.
“I started wearing glasses in my early 30s when I realized that my distance vision wasn't quite as good as I thought it was. I found it quite difficult wearing glasses, and it started to become a bit of a hassle on a sort of day-to-day basis.
Everybody knows about laser, it’s the main option that people consider for vision correction. But then I came across the Optilase website and they were talking about this other procedure. IOL Replacements.
Because of the consistency of information that I was given, I felt really clear about understanding what the procedure would entail and what my expectations after the procedure should be and the procedure itself.
From the time I walked in the door to the time I left, it was probably two or two and a half hours tops.
The day following my surgery, the first thing that struck me was almost how quick this was. It was almost unbelievable because you expect with something like this for the recovery to take days or possibly weeks.
Here I am one-week post-surgery my vision is better than it was with glasses on but I have none of the hassle of wearing glasses on a day-to-day basis.
For anybody who's ever considered this, whether they've gone as far as having a consultation or not, if you're thinking about it, take the first step pick up the phone and ring them. Come in and have a consultation, as I said doesn't cost you anything.”
“Thanks to Optilase, I’ve had perfect, 20:20 vision for over a year now. Prior to having my surgery I was a little concerned about people touching my eyes. In fact it took me ten years to decide to have it done. The only surprise I had with my surgery was how quick it was. I wandered down, it was 15 minutes and I was back out again, it was that simple!
One instance where I’m thankful for my new vision is in the middle of the night, with my three small children. I’ll often get shoved out of bed to get the extra milk or change a nappy. Now, in those instances, I’m no longer stumbling in the dark looking for my glasses, making more noise than I should!
Prior to my treatment at Optilase, I’d constantly lose contact lenses playing rugby, they can move on the eye and maybe at a critical time I could lose vision. Often, the game would carry on and I’d be left with one eye open running around the field! Now I can see the ball coming through the lights, my mates tell me I have no excuse to drop the ball now!”
Rozanna Purcell is an Irish model, Food Blogger and best selling author of cookbook Natural Born Feeder. The fast paced life Roz leads as model, chef and fitness enthusiast meant glasses and contact lenses became a hassle. After years of dealing with glasses and contact lenses, the natural beauty decided to undergo laser eye surgery with Optilase. The blue eyed beauty told us about her laser eye surgery experience:
“My journey with Optilase was nothing short of amazing. From the consultation to the laser eye surgery procedure, the professionalism and care was absolutely fantastic. For years, I struggled with contact lenses. Trying effortlessly to ‘strike a pose’ for the camera or read from an autocue prompter when doing a TV piece – let’s just say squinting wasn’t my best look! Thankfully this is no longer an issue. I now have 20/20 vision and I could not be happier. Thank you so much to the Optilase team for making me feel so comfortable during the procedure and giving the best aftercare too. I feel like superwoman with my new vision”
“When I went in and met the doctors, they explained the procedure and how it had developed, where it had come from, and I have to say, it was made easy for me. I really embrace technology and the advances in technology. I was happy that the information given to me was very accurate and very clear, and it put me at ease. Quite honestly when I actually had my surgery and it was completed, I said “was that it”? I was wondering was there more to it! I was very surprised that when it was done, it was actually done so quickly. As soon as the surgery was done I walked back to my hotel and relaxed for the evening. The following morning I wanted to test it out. I went out and bought a newspaper and I just could not believe the difference. It was absolutely fantastic.”
“I hated wearing glasses, I always did. They just didn’t suit me so I always had a problem with wearing them. The day before the procedure I was having coffee with my friends and they made me feel nervous. Later on I went home and I rang Optilase and said I’m actually have second thoughts, and third and fourth thoughts! No matter how many questions I had to ask them, they answered them and they took their time about it, and made me at ease straight away. The same friends who put me off initially for going for this procedure are now asking me about it. They watch me to see if I wear my glasses – and I don’t wear them, and it’s great!”
“I’ve had perfect vision for over a year and a half after going to Optilase. I think I had the same fears most people would have going into get laser eye surgery but things have come on so much, it’s over so quickly. I remember afterwards just stepping outside and being able to see car registrations straight away, I was able to look down the street and see people’s faces that I would never normally be able to do without my glasses, it was just such an amazing moment! If someone was going to have laser eye surgery I couldn’t speak highly enough of it. I would tell them to have it straight away, in fact I have, a good few friends of mine have had it done since. We meet up and discuss how brilliant our eyesight is! It’s done so quickly and the benefits are just endless.”
After years of struggling with contact lenses legendary GAA hurler, Donal Og decided to undergo laser eye surgery with Optilase. Read what the all-Ireland goalkeeper had to say about his experience below:
“I am glad that I chose Optilase for laser eye surgery, it has been an absolutely fantastic experience. For the first time in years my eyes were not irritated or dry – It was great to finally get rid of my glasses and contact lenses. The procedure itself was painless and the staff was extremely professional and very attentive.”
Rugby star, Denis Hurley, is a member of the Munster Academy and has struggled with his eyesight for years, finding contact lenses difficult to depend on with them often falling out when playing rugby. To remedy the situation he decided to undergo laser eye surgery with Optilase.
“After years of wearing contacts and glasses my eyes became very dry and irritated, as a result I decided to undergo laser eye surgery. Initially I was nervous about the treatment but after my consultation, I felt confident and secure that I was in the best of care and that I could trust the experts. Thank you Optilase you have improved my quality of vision for the better.”
I had laser eye surgery last winter with Optilase. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The operation was completed in 15 minutes and all the staff were very professional. The aftercare was second to none. Yvonne looked after me very well. I had every confidence in her and all the team.
I am delighted with the results of the laser eye surgery procedure – I should have done it years ago! The care from Optilase before, after and during the whole process has been exceptional and, apart from a few pre-op nerves, everything has been fine since. I would definitely recommend Optilase to anybody considering laser eye surgery.
Walking into Optilase has been the best decision of my life. Friendly staff, perfect timing and a great operation. I was supposed to go to India in the new year but had the surgery instead and it is so worth it. Awesome follow up and I have already recommended the place. Natural and quick, I found the world as I had left it before wearing glasses at the age of 6. Beautiful world, great feeling of not having to think about contacts.
Laser eye surgery has changed my life. I had been wearing glasses and contact lenses for 19 years and couldn’t imagine having perfect vision again. The surgery is so quick and painless that I wish I had it done years ago. My entire experience with Optilase has been enjoyable and all the staff throughout have been extremely professional yet friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Optilase for laser eye surgery.
Finally I decided to go ahead with eye laser last summer. I was very apprehensive about the surgery itself and possible outcome. I needn’t have worried – surgery was quick and painless and, following regular checkups, my sight is really good and I would definitely recommend laser eye surgery at Optilase.
I am very happy with my results! It feels amazing leaving behind my glasses should’ve done it sooner and I feel like a new person! Everyone was amazing and super friendly, I recommend Optilase!!
100% recommended. Great service from the consultation to the after care. A great team that makes you feel comfortable and at ease!
The best experience ever !! And I am extremely delighted with my vision, truly 20/20 vision
Best experience ! Staff were extremely professional and kind, helped me a lot during the whole process. I definitely recommend !
Amazing Clinic all staff friendly and helpful!
Great experience! Very friendly and helpful staff. Couldn’t recommend options enough
Very happy with my overall experience, I was very nervous but the team were very understanding and really put my mind at ease. I’m over the moon with my results!!!!!!
Hello Million thanks for optilase clinic You change my life😍😍😍 After my surgery I start see next day!!!
Attended the clinic today and couldn't be happier with the staff and how pleasant they were. Delighted that I got a consultation
Great experience and great after care. Had 2020 vision within 24 hours with very minimal pain.
Amazing experience , amazing staff, amazing eye sight . I had lens replacement 3 months ago and would highly recommend.
I got my laser eye surgery done on April 20th and couldn’t be happier. I had one hard day of recovery, followed by dry eyes for a small while. Sleeping with the protective goggles is the hardest part, but you’re helped throughout the process by experts. I couldn’t recommend this enough and Optilase were a dream to deal with. Even if you can’t afford the treatment now, you can always talk about a payment plan and get the vision you’ve always wanted.